Elected: 1970
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Sir Alan Hugh Cook FRS FRSE
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Alan Cook was a physicist with an unusually wide range of interests, centred on the structure of the Earth and other planets, as well as phenomena arising from the vast clouds of attenuated gas that abound in more distant regions of our galaxy. In pursuit of these interests he became involved in exact measurement and the establishment of standards in metrology.